"I believe that everyone has greatness in them.
...and I think regret is never knowing what that is."
- Will Terry
A NEW YEAR - A NEW LOOK
After a rather long re-gathering of my wits, I have returned to the blog-life. This year, look forward to my general antics, opinions, life in These-Here-Toledo, experiences and as always, the art. There is always something brewing in the studio.
AM I GOOD ENOUGH?
I have made the decision to engage Chris Oatley of : chrisoatley.com
I started my new year by indulging in the podcast: AM I GOOD ENOUGH? The interview and discussion with Will Terry is lengthy - but every word of it is GOLD. The discussion covers everything from feeling "not good enough" to the artist's work ethic. My personal favorite part of the entire show was a discussion about "branching out" from art. This is the basic philosophy that in order to be able to CREATE work that grabs people emotionally, we, as artists, have to go out and have LIVES separate from "art."
Also important to note: the definition of SUCCESS. What does success mean to artists? Is it the steady 9 to 5 that puts food on the table? Or is it creating pieces that grab people and pull them in?
I love the fact that the two people involved in the show are also very pragmatic. There is a "realness" involved - a no-holds-bar reality check.
THIS YEAR'S ENTRY
Time to push into new ways of seeing... here - the shadows are built from some warmer tones. I also took the ever so comfortable graphite into a world of textures. The result is this year's "entry": that ONE PIECE that will be forced upon every illustration./design/art annual/competition I enter in 2014.
See it here: Illusion Scene 360
UNTIL NEXT TIME